Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Germany Internationally
Authors:


 
Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

FacebookTwitter
 
Daniel Poerschke

 
ESL News
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover German basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
BBL Standings
 1. Wuerzburg 5-0 
 2. ALBA 5-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 4-1 
 4. Bayreuth 4-1 
 5. Fraport SKY 4-1 
 6. Brose Bask. 3-1 
 7. Ludwigsburg 3-1 
 8. Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 9. EWE Baskets 3-2 
 10. Giessen 46ers 2-3 
 11. Jena 2-3 
 12. MBC 2-3 
 13. Braunschweig 1-4 
 14. Oettinger R. 1-4 
 15. Ratiopharm 1-4 
 16. Bremerhaven 1-4 
 17. Goettingen 0-5 
 18. Walter Tigers 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 4-0 
 2. Kirchheim 3-1 
 3. Hamburg 3-1 
 4. Heidelberg 3-1 
 5. Phoenix Hagen 3-1 
 6. Crailsheim 3-1 
 7. Koeln Rh.Stars 2-2 
 8. Hanau 2-2 
 9. Uni Baskets 2-2 
 10. Karlsruhe PS 2-2 
 11. Chemnitz 1-3 
 12. OrangeAcademy 1-3 
 13. Trier 1-3 
 14. Ehingen 1-3 
 15. Nuernberg 1-3 
 16. Baunach 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Schalke 4-0 
 2. Bernau 3-1 
 3. Rist Wedel 3-1 
 4. Art.Dragons 2-1 
 5. Bochum 2-2 
 6. ETB Wohnbau 2-2 
 7. Wolfenbuettel 2-2 
 8. Itzehoe 1-3 
 9. Oldenburg 1-3 
 10. Cuxhaven 1-3 
 11. Rostock 1-3 
 12. Stahnsdorf 1-3 
South
 1. Dragons 5-0 
 2. Iserlohn 4-0 
 3. Schwelm 4-0 
 4. Elchingen 3-1 
 5. Bayer Giants 2-2 
 6. Fraport SKY II 2-2 
 7. Giessen 46ers II 2-2 
 8. Coburg 1-3 
 9. Dresden 1-3 
 10. Wuerzburg 1-3 
 11. FC Bayern II 0-4 
 12. Karlsruhe SC 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Aschersleben 3-0 
 2. Bergedorf 3-0 
 3. BSW Sixers 3-0 
 4. Neustadt TSV 3-0 
 5. Goetting.ASC 2-1 
 6. Vechta II 2-1 
 7. Wusterhausen 1-1 
 8. Weser Bsk/BTS 1-2 
 9. ALBA Berlin II 0-2 
 10. Westerstede 0-2 
 11. Ebstorf 0-3 
 12. Rendsburg 0-3 
 13. Stade 0-3 
South-East
 1. Treuchtlingen 3-0 
 2. TSV Troester 3-0 
 3. Vilsbiburg 3-0 
 4. Oberhaching 2-1 
 5. Muenchen OSB 2-1 
 6. Gotha II 2-1 
 7. Ansbach 1-2 
 8. Zwickau 1-2 
 9. Bamberg 1-2 
 10. Leitershofen 1-2 
 11. Herzogenaurach 1-2 
 12. Rosenheim 1-2 
 13. Jena II 0-3 
 14. Schwabing 0-3 
South-West
 1. Saarlouis/Dillingen 3-0 
 2. Crailsheim II 2-0 
 3. Schwenningen 2-1 
 4. Speyer 2-1 
 5. Koblenz 2-1 
 6. Fellbach 2-1 
 7. Tuebingen II 2-1 
 8. Langen 1-1 
 9. Lich II 1-1 
 10. Stuttgart 1-2 
 11. Kaiserslautern 1-2 
 12. Limburg 1-2 
 13. Mainz 1-2 
 14. Eisbaeren 0-3 
 15. Kronberg 0-3 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 5-0 
 2. Hertener Loewen 5-0 
 3. Muenster 5-0 
 4. Herford 5-1 
 5. Hagen BG 5-2 
 6. Recklinghausen 3-2 
 7. Duesseldorf 3-2 
 8. Salzkotten 2-4 
 9. Ibbenbueren 1-4 
 10. Bonn II 1-5 
 11. Kamp-Lintfort 1-5 
 12. Hagen-Haspe 1-6 
 13. Westfalen M. 0-0 
 14. Dorsten 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:10/14/2017
NBBL Standings
Group 1
 1. AB Baskets 0-0 
 2. ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 3. BA Weser-Ems 0-0 
 4. BG Goettingen 0-0 
 5. Eisbaeren Brem. 0-0 
 6. Junior Loewen 0-0 
 7. Piraten Hamburg 0-0 
 8. Uni Baskets 0-0 
 9. Young Dragons 0-0 
Group 2
 1. Eintracht Frankfu.. 0-0 
 2. Phoenix Hagen 0-0 
 3. RheinStars Koeln 0-0 
 4. ROTH Energie 0-0 
 5. Ruhr 0-0 
 6. Schoder Junior 0-0 
 7. Team Bonn/Rh. 0-0 
 8. TSV Bayer 04 0-0 
Group 3
 1. Crailsheim Merlins 0-0 
 2. MBC Junior Sixers 0-0 
 3. NINERS Academy 0-0 
 4. Nuernberg Falcons 0-0 
 5. Rockets Gotha 0-0 
 6. Science City Jena 0-0 
 7. TenneT Young 0-0 
 8. TSV Troester 0-0 
 9. Wuerzburg Ak. 0-0 
Group 4
 1. Allgau/Memmingen 0-0 
 2. BG Karlsruhe 0-0 
 3. Blue Giants 0-0 
 4. FC Bayern 0-0 
 5. Ludwigsburg BBA 0-0 
 6. Muenchen Akad. 0-0 
 7. ratiopharm Ulm 0-0 
 8. Team Urspring 0-0 
 9. Young Tigers 0-0 
Last:9/22/2017
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 19-3 
 2. Berlin SSC 18-4 
 3. Charlottenburg 15-7 
 4. Hermsdorf 12-10 
 5. Wolmirstedt 11-11 
 6. Zehlendorf 11-11 
 7. Cottbus 10-12 
 8. Berlin SV 10-12 
 9. ALBA Berlin III 9-13 
 10. Halle USV 8-14 
 11. Stahnsdorf 2 7-15 
 12. Koepenick 2-20 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 20-2 
 2. Ebstorf 18-4 
 3. Bramfelder 17-5 
 4. Hamburg-West 14-8 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 14-8 
 6. Rist Wedel 2 9-13 
 7. Bremerhaven 9-13 
 8. Rostock 8-14 
 9. Kieler 7-15 
 10. Luebecker 7-15 
 11. Einfeld 5-17 
 12. Kronshagen 4-18 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 17-5 
 2. Bramsche TuS 16-6 
 3. Goetting.ASC 15-7 
 4. Wolfenbuettel 15-7 
 5. Quakenbrueck 15-7 
 6. Goetting.BG II 12-10 
 7. Oldenburg II 10-12 
 8. Langenhagen 8-14 
 9. Osnabruecker TB 8-14 
 10. Buergerfelder 7-15 
 11. Weende-Goet. 7-15 
 12. Hameln 2-20 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 22-0 
 2. Bamberg 17-5 
 3. Wuerzburg Trop. 15-7 
 4. Chemnitz II 13-9 
 5. Dresden Tit.2 12-10 
 6. Neustadt DJK 12-10 
 7. Litzendorf 11-11 
 8. Regnitztal 9-13 
 9. Neumarkt 9-13 
 10. Erfurt 7-15 
 11. Regensburg 5-17 
 12. Nuernberg 0-22 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen OSB 19-3 
 2. Muenchen Bsk 17-5 
 3. Dachau 14-8 
 4. Leitershofen/S. II 14-8 
 5. Muenchen DJK 14-8 
 6. Landsberg 13-9 
 7. MIL Baskets 11-11 
 8. Jahn Freising 9-13 
 9. Passau 8-14 
 10. Slama Jama 7-15 
 11. Schrobenhausen 5-17 
 12. Ingolstadt 1-21 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Crailsheim II 23-3 
 2. Mannheim 22-4 
 3. Moehringen 18-8 
 4. Schwaebisch H. 15-11 
 5. Kirchheim/Teck 15-11 
 6. Haiterbach 15-11 
 7. Ulm BB 13-13 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 11-15 
 9. Karlsruhe PS II 11-15 
 10. Ludwigsb.BSG 10-16 
 11. Urspring 9-17 
 12. Reutlingen 9-17 
 13. Stuttgart ESV 6-20 
 14. Remseck 5-21 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 17-5 
 2. Bergstrasse 16-6 
 3. Giessen 14-8 
 4. Horchheim 12-10 
 5. Langen II 12-10 
 6. Koblenz 2 11-11 
 7. Rossdorf 11-11 
 8. Trier 2 11-11 
 9. Bensheim 10-12 
 10. Volklingen 9-13 
 11. Frankfurt Makk. 5-17 
 12. Kassel 4-18 
West 1
 1. Deutzer 16-6 
 2. Kamp-Lintfort 15-7 
 3. Sechtem SG 14-8 
 4. Bonn-MTuS 13-9 
 5. Bad Muenstereifel 13-9 
 6. Duesseldorf II 12-10 
 7. Barmer TV 12-10 
 8. Wuppertal 11-11 
 9. Koeln II 11-11 
 10. Leichlinger TV 7-15 
 11. Hilden 4-18 
 12. Zuelpich 4-18 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 19-1 
 2. Wulfen 16-4 
 3. Dortmund 15-5 
 4. Schwelm II 9-11 
 5. Muenster 2 8-12 
 6. Paderborn II 8-12 
 7. Hagen BG 2 8-12 
 8. Hagen TSV 8-12 
 9. Bochum II 7-13 
 10. Werne 6-14 
 11. Bulmke 6-14 
Last:4/26/2017
Euroleague Standings
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 1-0 
 2 FC Barcelona 1-0 
 3 Khimki 1-0 
 4 Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 5 Olympiacos 1-0 
 6 Real Madrid 1-0 
 7 Unicaja 1-0 
 8 Zalgiris 1-0 
 9 Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 10 Baskonia 0-1 
 11 Brose Bask. 0-1 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 13 EA7 Armani 0-1 
 14 Fenerbahce 0-1 
 15 Panathinaikos 0-1 
 16 Valencia 0-1 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:10/13/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 1-0 
 2 Fiat TO 1-0 
 3 Unics 1-0 
 4 Andorra 0-1 
 5 Cedevita 0-1 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-1 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 1-0 
 2 Buducnost 1-0 
 3 Lietkabelis 1-0 
 4 Galatasaray 0-1 
 5 Grissin Bon RE 0-1 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-1 
Group C
 1 ALBA 1-0 
 2 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-0 
 4 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 5 Limoges 0-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-1 
Group D
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 1-0 
 2 Gran Canaria 1-0 
 3 Ratiopharm 1-0 
 4 ASVEL 0-1 
 5 Tofas 0-1 
 6 Zenit 0-1 
Last:10/12/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Enisey 1-0 
 2 Monaco 1-0 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-1 
 8 Juventus 0-1 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Ludwigsburg 1-0 
 3 Neptunas 1-0 
 4 Ventspils 1-0 
 5 Betaland Cdo 0-1 
 6 Chalon 0-1 
 7 Iberostar Tener. 0-1 
 8 PAOK 0-1 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 Umana VE 1-0 
 5 AEK 0-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Aris 1-0 
 2 Nanterre 1-0 
 3 Oostende 1-0 
 4 Scandone AV 1-0 
 5 Besiktas 0-1 
 6 CEZ Nymburk 0-1 
 7 Stelmet 0-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-1 
Last:10/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryon ALLEN
  EWE Baskets
  (193-G-92)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Allen, EWE Baskets19.6 
 2. Scrubb, Fraport SKY17.6 
 3. Benzing, Wuerzburg17.6 
 4. Loncar, Wuerzburg17.0 
 5. Rush, Goettingen16.8 
 6. Marei, Bayreuth16.4 
 7. Richard, Walter T.16.0 
 8. Eatherton, Braunsch.16.0 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 10. York, Bayreuth15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Assem MAREI
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Marei, Bayreuth10.2 
 2. Bryant, Giessen .9.0 
 3. Mitrovic, Brose B.8.7 
 4. Harangody, Ratio.8.4 
 5. Pinkins, MBC8.2 
 6. Eatherton, Braunsch.7.8 
 7. Ibekwe, Oettinge.7.6 
 8. Sikma, ALBA7.0 
 9. Mahalbasic, EWE B.6.6 
 10. Pantelic, MBC6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.0 
 2. Hatten, MBC6.4 
 3. Webster, Fraport .6.0 
 4. Zisis, Brose Bask.6.0 
 5. Stockton, Goett.6.0 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.5 
 7. Hickman, Brose B.5.3 
 8. McConnell, EWE B.5.0 
 9. Walkup, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 10. Guenther, Ratio.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Hobbs, B.Muenchen2.3 
 3. Bartolo, Telekom .2.0 
 4. Lansdowne, Braunsch.2.0 
 5. Manigat, Giessen .2.0 
 6. Jaramaz, Oettinge.2.0 
 7. Mahalbasic, EWE B.2.0 
 8. McCray, Ludwigsb.2.0 
 9. Lo, Brose Bask.1.8 
 10. Obasohan, Oettinge.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Oettinge.
  (207-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibekwe, Oettinge.3.0 
 2. Eatherton, Braunsch.2.8 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., Fraport.2.2 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.8 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.8 
 6. Bryant, Giessen .1.4 
 7. Carter, Goettingen1.3 
 8. Giffey, ALBA1.2 
 9. Pinkins, MBC1.2 
 10. Harangody, Ratio.1.2 
Poll


Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Goettingen Oct.20 Jena 88%
Ludwigsburg 50% Oct.20 Brose Bask.
EWE Baskets 65% Oct.20 Ratiopharm
ALBA 89% Oct.20 Oettinger R
Braunschweig Oct.20 Wuerzburg 94%
Telekom Bsk 75% Oct.20 MBC
Bremerhaven Oct.20 B.Muenchen 88%
Fraport SKY 52% Oct.20 Bayreuth
Giessen 46er 92% Oct.20 Walter Tiger
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Baunach Oct.22 Koeln Rh.Sta 90%
Phoenix Hage 81% Oct.22 Ehingen
Crailsheim 88% Oct.22 OrangeAcad.
Kirchheim 62% Oct.22 Hanau
Uni Baskets 76% Oct.22 Chemnitz
Karlsruhe P Oct.22 Vechta 77%
Trier 57% Oct.22 Nuernberg
Heidelberg 60% Oct.22 Hamburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

North
Bernau 69% Oct.22 Wolfenbuette
Cuxhaven 70% Oct.21 Rostock
Bochum 67% Oct.21 Itzehoe
Oldenburg Oct.21 Rist Wedel 75%
Art.Dragons 87% Oct.21 Stahnsdorf
Schalke 88% Oct.21 ETB Wohnbau
South
Bayer Giants 76% Oct.22 Dresden
Wuerzburg Oct.22 Schwelm 92%
Fraport SKY Oct.21 Iserlohn 79%
Giessen 46e 93% Oct.21 Karlsruhe S
Elchingen Oct.21 Dragons 56%
FC Bayern I Oct.21 Coburg 79%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

South-East
Bamberg Oct.15 Gotha II 69%
Oberhaching 75% Oct.15 Herzogenaura
South-West
Tuebingen I 60% Oct.15 Koblenz
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

North-East
Piraten Hamb 57% Feb.18 Uni Baskets
Young Dragon 56% Feb.18 Phoenix Juni
AB Baskets 60% Feb.18 BA Weser-Em
BG Goettinge 58% Feb.18 Junior Loewe
North-West
Phoenix Hage 58% Feb.18 RheinStars K
Schoder Juni 57% Feb.18 Team Bonn/Rh
South-East
Science City 58% Feb.18 TSV Troeste
Crailsheim M 60% Feb.18 NINERS Acad
MBC Junior 59% Feb.18 Nuernberg Fa
TenneT Young 58% Feb.17 Wuerzburg Ak
South-West
BG Karlsruhe 55% Feb.18 Allgau/Memmi
Muenchen Aka 56% Feb.18 Ludwigsburg
FC Bayern 59% Feb.17 Team Ursprin
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Khimki 61% Oct.20 Zalgiris
Olympiacos 58% Oct.20 Unicaja
Valencia 58% Oct.20 Anadolu Efes
Crvena Zvezd Oct.19 FC Barcelona 97%
Maccabi T-A 96% Oct.19 Baskonia
Panathinaiko 57% Oct.19 Brose Bask.
EA7 Armani 56% Oct.19 Fenerbahce
Real Madrid 58% Oct.19 CSKA
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Darussafaka 98% Oct.18 Cedevita
Unics 98% Oct.18 Paris-Levall
Fiat TO 96% Oct.18 Andorra
Group B
Hapoel J-M Oct.18 Buducnost 98%
B.Muenchen 54% Oct.18 Lietkabelis
Grissin Bon 58% Oct.18 Galatasaray
Group C
RETAbet BB 96% Oct.18 Limoges
Partizan NI 56% Oct.18 Lietuvos ryt
Lokomotiv 55% Oct.18 ALBA
Group D
ASVEL Oct.18 Ratiopharm 98%
Zenit Oct.18 Dolomiti En 96%
Tofas Oct.18 Gran Canaria 98%
Philip Scrubb Does Like Bird Powering The Fraport Skyliners past BG Goettingen 86-80 - Oct 4, 2017


POSTED BY:
MILES SCHMIDT-SCHEUBER
E-mail Miles:
Miles's Articles 
| Follow Miles on  Facebook Twitter


Philip
Scrubb
One of the great thrills of any basketball season is the home opener and with the Fraport Skyliners it's no different as fans had to wait a long five months after the last game of last season where Frankfurt closed out the season in flying colors beating 8 time BBL champion Alba Berlin 83-71 making missing the playoffs a little less annoying. The biggest change off the court was getting that much needed tip that there would be 450 less parking spaces on Hundsruck street as they were no longer available for patrons to use, so making your way to the arena an hour earlier was your best bet to not already having a bad mood before even having entered the arena. Once in the arena one was greeted by the arena employees with a warm hello, one saw many familiar faces from the last season as well as a few new ones and the smell of the usual German delectable foods like hot dogs, pretzels and donuts made the whole basketball experience come back to life that had been so dearly missed during the dogs days of summer. On the court a Voigtmann and Barthel were still very much missed, but then again other players from last season like a Vaughn or Starks not so much, but an AJ English on the other hand was missed. A Quantez Robertson was still around entering his ninth professional season and as ex Skyliner Justin Gray recently stated with a smile a real Skyliner lifer and for him to ever switch jerseys would be as untypical as a Ricky Paulding to ever move to another venue away from Oldenburg. A Mike Morrison was still present with his high energy play and crashing dunks always looming on the horizon as well as defensive specialist Shawn Huff who had a few stories to tell from his 2017 European championships run with Finland. The next young generation of name that next Voigtmann and Barthel candidates of Isaac Bonga who scorched Science City Jena with 10 points on Friday and new Skyliner Richard Freudenberg were ready to battle while four year man Niklas Kiel was missing with a concussion. New on the floor were new point guard Tai Webster who quickly let everyone forget Kwame Vaughn from last season' as the ex Nebraska (NCAA) point guard who from a distance could pass for ex Skyliner Shavon Shields brother had a great professional debut in Jena with 15 points and seven assists and Jonas Wolfarth-Bottermann who has the most professional experience from any German this season on the club and will finally make his real BBL breakthrough. But the biggest jewel on the court was Canadian Philip Scrubb (191-G-92) who won 7 titles with Carleton and for many has been seen as the greatest Canadian college player of all-time is also known as Mr Canada and this season could become Mr EasyCredit BBL as he is on the verge of having his break out season as a professional. 3.00 finally came around and the Fraport Skyliners were looking to continue their win streak after their solid 82-70 win in Jena while 2010 Eurochallenge winner BG Goettingen were looking to make amends from their 93-85 loss to the EWE Baskets Oldenburg, but couldn't as even despite knocking down 14 three's Frankfurt almost matched that, but just destroyed them inside and wore them down in the fourth quarter winning 88-80. After the victory, it seemed like Philip Scrubb was more pooped from all the single photo requests from fans, but also from the obligatory group photos of Skyliner corporate supporters than he was from his 33 minute 25 point effort, but when all calmed down, he was just thankful to be back home in the Fraport arena after missing a whole season due to injury. 'I missed the atmosphere and the crowd the most. It had been a long time since I had played here. I remember the home games well here. It was great getting the energy from the fans and my teammates. I quickly felt comfortable hitting three's again. As for our game, we gave them confidence hitting easy open shots in the first half. Once we played better defense, they hit tough shots keeping their confidence high. We did a good job battling back and played very good defense in the fourth quarter. We did a better job helping each other out and playing team defense and not leaving guys in one on one situations', stressed Philip Scrubb. BG Goettingen played a spirited game, but just were unable to find a way to limit Frankfurt's buckets inside which really took a toll on their team. 'Frankfurt wore us down. They played hard all game long and made the big plays down the stretch and we didn't. We will have to deal with our inside game on the defensive end and find ways to get rebounds', warned BG Goettingen Guard Michael Stockton.

With no Jordan Theodore on board since two seasons and Philip Scrubb back from a long injury, some people have speculated if the Canadian sensation not only will be able to replace the current Milan point guard who still has aspirations of making the NBA, but if he can also become a EasyCredit BBL superstar this season. After two games, the first signs are pointing in this direction as he is averaging 23,0ppg and his three pointer has been hotter than hot as in his first two games against Science City Jena and BG Goettingen he is shooting an overwhelming 10-16 and as ex Skyliner Jacob Burtschi would say ' hitting the ocean'. On a club that is lacking that sure-fire scorer as well as clutch time performer, Scrubb finds himself in a role that he once had at Carleton and something he exceled at in the CIS in Canada and now should be able to master in the EasyCredit BBL. Two seasons ago, he showed his scoring qualities, but also displayed a knack for amazing playmaking skills, but this season there is less scoring power and his making points on a regular basis is more than needed. After the contest his teammate Quantez Robertson who has had the limelight in Frankfurt for years now is more than comfortable to share it with him. 'Phil has had two strong outings shooting the ball very well and making his free throws. He is pushing superstar status', smiled ex Auburn guard Quantez Robertson. Even if his three pointer might stand out a lot more than two years ago, Mr Canada Scrubb still has the complete game and is capable of getting ample assists, rebounds and steals on any night. Mike Morrison may disagree about what was the play of the game as he has an ESPN moment every night with his thunderous dunks, but at the start of the fourth quarter, Scrubb made like Larry Bird making an amazing play. Scrubb already has that Bird like three pointer accuracy, but he also has those passing instincts. Early in the fourth quarter, a loose ball was heading out of bounds on the baseline in the Frankfurt end and he saved the ball throwing it over his head finding Finish national player Shawn Huff as if he had had eyes in the back of his head. Bird made passes like these on many occasions liking to find his big men Robert Parish or Keven Mchale in the 80's. Scrubb was flattered by the Bird comparison and was just happy he found Huff somehow. 'On that play I didn't want to throw the ball toward the basket. I didn't know who was there, but just threw it up and was lucky that Huff was there. These kind of passes aren't my style. I rather like to keep it simple. You never know when you have to throw one of those passes, but who knows maybe you will see one or two of those again this season', smiled Philip Scrubb. Shawn Huff smiled when asked about the Bird like pass from Scrubb. 'Maybe that was like Bird, but we actually practice those kind of situations with a guy getting the ball and other guys running in that direction. You can never give up in that type of situation', added Shawn Huff. Quantez Robertson added his humor and saw all Bird on that play. 'It was a Birdesque pass. Maybe He heard Huff say something so he found him so easily. But he knows how to make those kind of passes and shows it in practices and games', stressed Quantez Robertson.

BG Goettingen got on the board first as Frankfurt denied the pick and roll and Dominic Lockhart had the open 15 footer draining it. The Fraport Skyliners retaliated quickly and threw a nasty 6-0 run at their opponent to take the 6-2 lead. Three different Skyliners scored with Robertson, Wohlfart-Bottermann and Tai Webster as the club showed early that they would try to take advantage of the BG Goettingen inside woes. However that basketball is a game of runs is proved every new game as from Frankfurt's short term momentum quickly fell and BG Goettingen cruised out on a 8-0 run to lead 10-6. In the run, the club got a three from ex Utah (NCAA) forward Jordan Loveridge, a lay in from Stockton and a trey from ex Michigan (NCAA) forward Evan Smotrycz. Frankfurt would gain the lead back on a Huff three as both teams displayed solid offense as their shots were popping. BG Goettingen retained the lead as their shots continued to fly as Smotrycz nailed another trey and Stockton again got inside and scored over Huff for the 15-11 advantage. Frankfurt was active on the glass in the closing minutes as Florida native Mike Morrison scored a tap in on an alley-op and made an offensive rebound and turn around shot, but Frankfurt was unable to gain any ground as BG Goettingen got vital bench support from ex Jena forward Stephen Haukohl who drained a trey and then scored inside as BG Goettingen had the slim 20-19 lead after one quarter. 'Both teams got into an offensive rhythm quickly. Both teams didn't defend bad, but their offenses were just better. It was fun watching Tai Webster. He is real solid. He doesn't have the level of a Scrubb yet, but he will get there', stressed Fraport Skyliner Junior Tobias Jahn. BG Goettingen was shooting 50% from the field and 44% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 33% from outside. Frankfurt had the overwhelming 11-4 rebound edge, but five turnovers while BG Goettingen had three turnovers.

The second quarter remained a real dog fight as no team could break away until the Fraport Skyliners gradually did in the last few minutes. BG Goettingen jumped all over Frankfurt quickly going on a 5-0 run as ex Nancy scorer Brion Rush scored on a lay in and Smotrycz hit his third trey of the game extending the BG Goettingen lead to 25-19. The Fraport Skyliners went on a 6-2 run benefited by the Mike Morrison four point play as he made one of two free throws got his rebound scored and then was rewarded another free throw which he dropped and Robertson scored on an easy lay up cutting the BG Goettingen lead to 27-25. Despite a clutch three from 22 year old German talent Joanic Gruttner, Frankfurt was in charge and threatening again as they strolled out on a 7-0 run to get back the lead at 32-30. In the run, Frankfurt was fortified by a Richard Freudenberg lay in, Scrubb three which only happened because Frankfurt got a loose ball and a hard dunk by Wohlfarth-Bottermann dunk from the wing after Robertson dished him the ball. Scrubb finally had made his first field goal and Frankfurt had dominated in the paint overpowering the smaller BG Goettingen team. Gruttner continued to have the range from outside connecting on one more trey giving BG Goettingen the 33-32 advantage, but after a Scrubb three pointer giving Frankfurt the 35-33 lead, they would never get the lead back again until briefly in the fourth quarter. Frankfurt couldn't totally break away, because Rush was inserted again scoring eight points including back to back three's as Frankfurt led only 46-43 as Frankfurt got big trey's from Huff and German Garai Zeeb. In the last minute Morrison scored inside while Scrubb made a big steal and on Frankfurt's last possession hit a step back buzzer beater giving Frankfurt the 52-45 lead at the break. 'Frankfurt did a better job getting their bigs Morrison and Wohlfarth-Bottermann involved something they didn't do as well in the first quarter. Scrubb was forcing a little too much in the first quarter and doing things he usually doesn't do, but in the second quarter he stuck to what he does best and had success with his three pointer. Scrubb was Frankfurt's x-factor', stressed ex Ehingen center Tobias Jahn.The Fraport Skyliners were shooting an amazing 63% from the field and 60% from the three point line while BG Goettingen was shooting 52% from the field and 50% from the three point line. Frankfurt still dominated the boards 20-9, but had 10 turnovers while BG Goettingen had six turnovers.

The third quarter was a tale of two quarters as the first half belonged to the Fraport Skyliners and the second half belonged to BG Goettingen. BG Goettingen had the better start out of halftime going on a 6-2 run as they stuck to their biggest strength on that day shooting strolling home two three's from Rush and ex BG Karlsruhe guard Stockton while Morrison made another easy lay up as BG Goettingen crept closer trailing only 54-51. However the Fraport Skyliners then made their move breaking out on a vicious 11-3 run to extend their lead to 62-54. The run was started by a Huff lay in as he clawed and huffed to the basket scoring in traffic and then Frankfurt drilled home three trey's as Isaac Bonga connected twice showing that working on his shot has paid dividends as he is 4/5 from downtown in the first two games and was fed each time by Scrubb and the Canadian also nailed a trey. However BG Goettingen never let down, but figured that two can play that game going on their own 12-1 run to suddenly be right back in the game deadlocking the game at 66-66. They got huge trey's from Loveridge and Dutch national player Leon Williams as well as another Stockton lay in as he finished with his left hand and free throws. Frankfurt held the slim 71-70 lead after 30 minutes thanks to a Wohlfarth-Bottermann lay in and free throws from Bonga and Robertson. 'There were ups and downs. BG Goettingen is that type of team that doesn't run many plays, but just take quick shots which raises their confidence. We let them get on too big runs', stressed Philip Scrubb. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 58% from the field and 64% from the parking lot while BG Goettingen was shooting 52% from the field and 52% from the parking lot. Frankfurt still had the huge rebound advantage 17-15, but had 13 turnovers while BG Goettingen only mustered nine turnovers.

In the fourth quarter Fraport Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert did something that he doesn't do often and that is keeping work horse Quantez Robertson on the bench. Robertson is a guy who sometimes plays 40 minutes a game and usually is somewhere between 35-38 minutes per game, but he was missing in action in the first seven minutes as Frankfurt played small and three guards with Webster, Bonga and Scrubb and it worked as they went on a 10-0 run to lead 81-72 and would never look back. 'The guys were playing good, so coach didn't feel a need to put me in and break up the chemistry. They were making easy baskets and playing good defense. It is usually when things get sloppy that coach puts me in to keep things under control', smiled Quantez Robertson. BG Goettingen did get the first points on the board in the fourth quarter has Loveridge made a two hand dunk as Stockton fed him the perfect pass but their 72-71 lead was short lived as Frankfurt went to work unleashing 10 unanswered points. Scrubb dropped back to back three pointers and Bonga made a tap in and Huff a tap in dunk. On the defensive side Frankfurt forced BG Goettingen to only getting tough shots and not making them as they once did in the first half. BG Goettingen made one last comeback attempt going on a 6-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 81-78. In the BG Goettingen run it was the Loveridge show as he scored all six points with a lay in,free throw and a step back shot clock buzzer beater. However Frankfurt kept their composure closing out the game with a 7-2 run as Morrison put some sweet icing on the cake with a runner and a thunderous two handed dunk that one could of felt outside the Fraport arena. Scrubb hit three free throws for good measure as BG Goettingen was unable to stand the atmosphere and Frankfurt heat going to 0-2. 'During that early stretch without Tez we had good guard versatility. We used many mismatches in the post and finished with confidence. We knew then that if we got the ball in the post that there would be a good chance that we would score', added Philip Scrubb. 'Frankfurt just executed very well and made the big plays while we didn't', added Michael Stockton. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Philip Scrubb with 25 points. Mike Morrison added 17 points and eight rebounds. Isaac Bonga and Shawn Huff supplied 10 points apiece. BG Goettingen was led by Jordan Loveridge with 16 points. Michael Stockton produced 15 points and eight rebounds. Brion Rush produced 13 points and Evan Smotrycz 12 points. The Fraport Skyliners shot 55% from the field and 61% from outside while BG Goettingen shot 46% from the field and 44% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebound duel 37-24, but had 16 turnovers while BG Goettingen coughed up the ball 13 times.

  




James
Robinson
James Robinson (medi Bayreuth) I Understand My Path Is A Bit Different But I Will Continue To Work To Reach My Dream - 12 hours ago
James Robinson (190-PG-94, college: Pittsburgh) is a 23 year old 190cm guard from Mitchellville, Maryland that is playing his second professional season and first with medi Bayreuth (Germany-BBL) averaging 8,6ppg, 2,2rpg and 3,8apg. Last season as a rookie he played with BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Bosnia-Division I) helping them win the cup playing 16 games averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT-2 (48.8%), FT: 75.8%; He also played in the Adriatic League playing 24 games...   [read more]

Carson
Puriefoy
Heidelberg tabs Carson Puriefoy, ex Valmiera - 14 hours ago
MLP Academics Heidelberg (ProA) inked 23-year old American point guard Carson Puriefoy (183-79kg-94, college: Stony Brook, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league, but left. In only one game he had very impressive stats: 17 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal last season. Puriefoy also played 1 game in Baltic League where he recorded 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. His team won AEC Tournament. Puriefoy received All-AEC 1st...   [read more]

Evan
McGaughey
ProA Round 4 of Regular Season - 15 hours ago
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of ProA and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. Round 4 most important game was a victory of MLP Academics Heidelberg over 7th ranked White Wings 65-51 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of White Wings. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Evan McGaughey (203-94, college: Quincy) who helped to win the game recordi...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
ProB Round 4: SSV Lok Bernau lose against Schalke - 15 hours ago  
BBL Round 5: s Oliver Baskets keep a leadership position - 21 hours ago  
Three's Rain From The Sky As The Dragons Rhondorf Destroy FC Bayern Munich II 85-64 - 2 days ago  
German BBL round 4 best performance: Spencer Butterfield - 2 days ago  
BBL Round 4: EnBW Ludwigsburg is defeated by Giessen 46ers - 3 days ago  
Brandon Lockhart (Rostock Seawolves) We Have Skilled Offensive Weapons But If We Want To Play For A Championship It Will Start With Our Defense - 3 days ago  
Jaramaz's 16 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago  
The NBA Is Always On His Mind As Jordan Sibert Moves From Greece To Weissenfels Looking To Mix Up The BBL - 4 days ago  
Regionalliga Round 4 of Regular Season - 4 days ago  
The Fraport Skyliners Wake Up In The Third Quarter As Tai Webster Steers Them Past the Basketball Lowen Braunschweig 78-71 - 5 days ago  
Tibor Pleiss selected the top German playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago  
Science City Jena Grab Ex BBL Player Martynas Mazeika - 6 days ago  
The Raptors land Davion Berry, ex Walter Tigers - 6 days ago  
Will Scott Eatherton Be The Savior and Become An Elite BBL Center This Season With The Basketball Lowen Braunschweig? - 6 days ago  
EuroCup: Ratiopharm Ulm hold off Tofas - 7 days ago  
German ProB round 3 best performance: Hayden Lescault - 7 days ago  
Lucky Jones (PAOK Thessaloniki) Has Heard It All From Lucky To Have Me To That Was A Lucky Shot - 7 days ago  
ProB Round 3: ETB Wohnbau lose to SSV Lok Bernau - 8 days ago  
Roderick Trice Returns Back To The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg - 8 days ago  
Koblenz adds Banic to their roster - 8 days ago  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Articles
Interviews
Site Map:
Eurobasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.